In 2011, Venture Beat pointed out that "The willingness to fail is the key ingredient in success, billionaire investor Vinod Khosla told the audience at FailCon today."
AllThingsD noted that "The most entertaining presentation at the recent FailCon conference in San Francisco came from Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, who spelled out the many hurdles he faced at his last company, the peer-to-peer content delivery provider Red Swoosh."
These are just some of the advice shared and lessons learned at last year’s FailCon, an annual one-day conference for technology entrepreneurs, investors, developers, and designers to study their own and others' failures and prepare for success.
Now on its fourth production in San Francisco, FailCon will be held at the Julia Morgan Ballroom on October 22nd. At this unique event, speakers and attendees share not their pitches, good luck, and best practices (which can be so hard to replicate) but their mistakes made and advice to others to avoid it.
This year, you can look forward to hearing about “good enough” design, how and when to fire, common startup marketing misconceptions, emotional recovery from failure, and more from industry leaders like Chip Conley (Joie De Vivre Hotels), Braden Kowitz (Google Ventures), Danielle Morrill (Referly), Sean Ellis (CatchFree), Ben Huh (FailBlog), and Cindy Alvarez (Yammer). You can read more at http://thefailcon.com
The event is limited to just 400 founders and has sold out every year in the past, so grab your ticket now at http://failcon2012.eventbrite.com/.